Switzer's Highlights #1

 A VERY RARE PERRY PATENT BREACH LOADING FOWLING GUN IN 12 BORE. THIS IS THE ONLY EXAMPLE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LOCATE, ALL OTHERS ARE CONFIGURED AS RIFLES. THIS ITEM HAS A 34” BARREL WHICH TRANSITIONS FROM OCTAGONAL TO ROUND.THE ACTION IS UNIQUE IN THAT THERE IS A TUBULAR MAGAZINE LOCATED IN THE BUTT STOCK THAT AUTOMATICALLY FEEDS A PERCUSSION CAP ONTO THE NIPPLE WHEN THE LEVER IS COCKED, THE BREACH IS THEN OPEN AND ACCEPTS A PAPER CARTRIDGE WITH POWDER AND SHOT. THE TOP OF THE BREECH BLOCK IS MARKED “PERRY PATENT ARM CO. / NEWARK N.J.” SERIAL #550 IS MARKED BOTH ON THE TOP OF THE REC... (read more)

 A DANCE BROS. WE HAVE DONE A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF READING IN RESEARCHING THIS ITEM. IT WAS CONSIGNED BY A KNOW COLLECTOR WHO PURCHASED TWO DANCE BROS. REVOLVERS AT A SHOW IN MONTREAL CANADA ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO. WE SOLD ONE OF THESE TO A DEALER IN TEXAS ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO WHO CONFIRMED IT WAS A TRUE DANCE. WHEN ONE REALIZES THE CIRCUMSTANCES THESE WERE BUILT UNDER AND THE SHORTAGES OF MATERIALS IT CAN JUSTIFY SOME OF THE QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS EXAMPLE. THE FRAME ITSELF IS NOT NUMBERED, BUT RESEARCH HAS INDICATED THAT THIS IS POSSIBLE AS SOME ITEMS WERE SOLD AS "CIVILIAN PURCHASE...(read more)

RIGBY, WILLIAM & JOHN DUBLIN IRELAND. A SUPERB NO 1 DOUBLE BEST DAMASCUS 12 BORE PERCUSSION SHOTGUN. COMES WITH ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, AND BOOK, 29 INCH BARRELS WITH NOTCH AND BEAD SIGHTS. INTRICATE FINE DAMASCUS PATTERN ON BARRELS AND SOLID RIB (BROWN/BLUE FINISH). ENGRAVED HUNTING SCENES ON BOTH LOCKS, HAMMERS, TANGS, TRIGGER GUARDS AND BUTT PLATE ALL ENGRAVED BLUE AND CASE COLOURS VISIBLE. DOUBLE TRIGGERS, 14 ½” LOP, STRAIGHT ENGLISH STOCK WITH FINE CHECKERED WRIST, RAM ROD, SLING LOOPS, FIGURED WALNUT FURNITURE. COMES IN ORIGINAL WOODEN CASE. , CONDITION: 9/10 , SERIAL# 8437 , CLASS: CANADIAN ANTIQUE CLASS... (read more)